5 simple things you can do to improve U.S. shark and ray management

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 16, 2014 • 2~4 min read • 0

Sonja Fordham founded Shark Advocates International as a project of The Ocean Foundation in 2010 based on her two decades of shark conservation experience at  Ocean Conservancy.  She is Deputy Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and Conservation Committee Chair for the American Elasmobranch Society, has co-authored numerous publications on shark fisheries management, and […]

Can Shark Week do more for its female viewers?

BloggingAugust 14, 2014 • 3~5 min read • 0

Vicky Vásquez is a Moss Landing Marine Labs graduate student under the Pacific Shark Research Center. Her Master’s thesis focuses on the soupfin shark population of San Francisco Bay. Before beginning her graduate program, Vicky worked in marine education for over 7 years with groups like the Ocean Discovery Institute and the Marine Science Institute. This work has fostered Vicky’s […]

The Dark Side of Academia

Blogging, Life in the Lab, ScienceAugust 7, 2014 • 2~3 min read • 0

Dr. Chris Parsons has been involved in whale and dolphin research for over two decades and has been involved in research projects in every continent except Antarctica. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor at George Mason University as well as the undergraduate coordinator for their environmental science program. He’s a member of the scientific committee […]

Don’t build a new inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua

Conservation, EnvironmentalismMay 21, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an ichthyologist and evolutionary biologist. He is also Curator of Fishes at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. You can learn more about him from his website www.prosanta.net and follow him on Twitter @LSU_FISH. The National Assembly of Nicaragua approved the rights to build a new canal through […]

Documenting Deep Sea Drama: Pursuing the Reality of Ocean Acidification

biology, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 28, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Kaitlin Kovacs is a researcher for U.S. Geological Survey – Southeast Ecological Science Center. While she currently works in a deep-sea benthic ecology lab, her previous science adventures have led her to study artificial reefs in Florida, coral reef restoration in the Maldives, and coastal ecosystems in the U.S. Virgin islands. With her marine science […]

Collecting organisms to save their species

Blogging, Conservation, ScienceApril 21, 2014 • 3~4 min read

 Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an ichthyologist and evolutionary biologist. He is also Curator of Fishes at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. You can learn more about him from his website www.prosanta.net and follow him on Twitter @LSU_FISH. A recent piece in Science (Minteer et al. 2014) titled “Avoiding (Re)extinction” advocated […]

Distracted by abstracts: Tips for writing a good abstract for a scientific conference

Blogging, Science, Science LifeApril 7, 2014 • 3~4 min read

Dr. Chris Parsons has been involved in whale and dolphin research for over two decades and has been involved in research projects in every continent except Antarctica. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor at George Mason University as well as the undergraduate coordinator for their environmental science program. He’s a member of the scientific committee […]

Deep sea sharks: Do they survive?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksApril 2, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Brendan Talwar is a graduate student at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab studying Ecology and Evolution. Hispast experiences in diverse marine ecosystems have led to his current research interests in deep sea fisheries management. His thesis work will take place in the Gulf of Mexico and Exuma Sound while working closely with collaborators […]

The science of shark control (and what it means for the Western Australia cull)

Blogging, Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 17, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Prof Colin Simpfendorfer is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at James Cook University. He has more than 25 years of experience in researching sharks, and has published extensively in the scientific literature on shark biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation. He is a graduate of James Cook University where he undertook […]

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